City of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
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City of Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada, located at the joining of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers. It is part of the densely populated Quebec City – Windsor Corridor and is approximately halfway between Montreal and Québec City.
The city's name, which is French for three rivers, is named for the fact that the Saint-Maurice River, which is divided by two small islands at the river's opening, has three mouths at the Saint Lawrence River.
Trois-Rivières hosts the FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières, a 10-day summer music festival which attracts in excess of 300,000 visitors annually. The city also hosts the Festival International de la Poésie, an international poetry festival as well as the Festival International Danse Encore, and the MetalFest de Trois-Rivieres every November. In 2009, Trois-Rivières was elected as the 2009 Cultural Capital of Canada for cities with a population of 125,000 or more.